This year the Government’s 2018 Budget announces resourcing for initiatives committed to whānau development. Read more about what this means for whānau, hapū, and iwi through Budget 2018.

Māori Housing

$15 million for housing repairs and papakāinga

As part of the Government’s approach to addressing housing issues in New Zealand, $15 million has been set aside in Budget 2018 for Māori housing repair projects and papakāinga.

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Whareponga Papakāinga: The Legacy of Materoa

With support from the Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Network, the Proprietors of Pahitāua and Other Blocks Inc have completed the build of four new affordable rental homes as part of a six home papakainga.

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Ngā Hau e Whā National Marae Papakāinga

A new papakāinga development in Christchurch is building communities as much as building houses.

These homes provide transitional housing as well as wrap around social services for whānau in need.

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Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for Māori Development press release

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Whenua Funding

$7 million for Whenua Māori Programme

As part of the Government’s commitment to fit-for-purpose services for Māori land owners, $7 million has been set aside for the Whenua Māori Programme in Budget 2018.

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Exploring sweeter uses for Bay of Plenty land owners

With the support of Te Puni Kōkiri, the Tūhoe Tuawhenua Trust has established and developed its Manawa Honey business deep in the Ruatāhuna Valley.

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A regional focus on supporting Māori land owners

This projects links up Te Tai Hauāuru Iwi and Māori land owners with local and central government schemes and it identifies joint land development opportunities among local Māori land owners.

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Rangatahi Funding

Budget 2018 - Rangatahi Fund

Our young people are the leaders of tomorrow, and Te Puni Kōkiri is committed to supporting rangatahi Māori to reach their full potential.

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Funding will move rangatahi Māori from learning to earning

$14 million in Budget 2018 has been set aside to support outcomes for rangatahi Māori that enhance their education and employment opportunities.

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From learning to earning in Kaikohe

"It is important for me that we ensure all rangatahi can engage on a pathway to employment, skills development and further opportunities," says Minister Jackson.

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Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for Māori Development press release.

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Māori Warden Funding

New funding to support Māori Wardens work with disengaged rangatahi

$1 million in Budget 2018 has been set aside for Māori Wardens to support outcomes for rangatahi Māori that will enhance their education and employment opportunities.

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Katikati kids teaming up with Māori Wardens for a brighter future

Katikati Māori Wardens have been able to respond to the needs of rangatahi in their small and sunny community.

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Ngāti Toa Māori Warden Mike August says "When you listen everything becomes simple"

Ngāti Toa Māori Warden Mike August explains that Māori Wardens have that natural ability to talk with rangatahi.

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Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for Māori Development press release.

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